Boston Celtics ranked 5th in Sports Illustrated's NBA power rankings
Kind of confusing as on the site they have the Celtics ranked 5th, but in the video they're going with 6th? Regardless, here's what Sports Illustrated had to say about the Celtics as we are now just three days away from the restart.
Perhaps we’re placing too much faith in Jayson Tatum, but the 22-year-old’s offensive upside is undeniable. We saw Tatum go toe-to-toe with LeBron in the 2018 playoffs, and he’s shown serious growth in 2019-20 after a sophomore slump. Boston isn’t lacking in scoring options, though its Finals chances truly hinge on the former No. 3 pick. Tatum’s superstar ascent could go into turbo drive in Orlando.
On SI's website the top 10 rankings were as follows:
Who's too high? Who's too low? Personally I think it's always good when you're ranked a bit lower than you think you deserve with these things. Produces some extra motivation in the form of a chip on your shoulder.